Windows 7 Mark Aggar: Windows Power Management and Energy Smart Software


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Ensuring that applications work well with Windows Power Management is a vital step in providing a solid end user experience and reducing IT energy costs. Key advantages of following the guidance and best practices are:

  • Extended battery life for users of mobile computers such as laptops, netbooks and tablets.
  • Reduced energy consumption to reduce cost of IT.
Developers are encouraged to read the Getting Started guidance and use the provided tools to ensure their applications are Energy Smart.

Here, we meet*Mark Aggar, a Director*in the Environmental Sustainability organization at Microsoft. The goal of the conversation is to get some insights into what energy efficient computing means and why it matters. Further, since Channel 9 is a comfortable place for developers, we discuss the relationship between developing Windows applications that work in concert with Windows Power Management to use energy resources effectively and efficiently.

In some sense, energy efficient computing, like trustworthy computing and security, is a journey that will continually evolve over time. The concept of "Energy smart software" has only recently hit the mainstream. Of course, in the IT world, system administrators are always trying to maximize energy efficiency in large datacenters.

NOTE: The Adobe Flash Player power management issue Mark mentioned during the conversation was fixed in version*10.1 and you should update.**is my blog.


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